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No one here at DCH Gardena Honda was missing any football today as we were getting the online updates from today's Continental Tire Grand Am season opener down at Daytona Intl Raceway! Ok, there were a COUPLE of guys wanting football... The field was packed with Honda's as many factory backed and independent crews stared the season with a message, Honda was in the house to rock! Out of the 10 Civics entered one that we really follow is the Skullcandy Racing Civic driven by Lara Tallmann. She qualified her lil pocket rocket at 35th but by race end she had clawed her way up to finish in 5th, she ROCKS! It was indeed an action packed race and we cant wait for the rebroadcast! Read Lara's story on the Honda Performance Page HERE and see some great pics while following the teams progress on the Honda-Tech Team blog HERE. Congrats Lara and Team Skullcandy from the team at DCH Gardena Honda! :)

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The staff at DCH Gardena Honda is really hoping that Honda brings this wagon edition of the Accord across the pond so we can our hands on it over here! Later this year our European friends will get the freshened up 2012 Accord wagon and we love it! The 2011 European Honda Accord gets some interior enhancement including a quieter cabin with the Type S model getting exclusive half leather, seats in a dark gray finish and a black head lining. Besides an improved chassis that delivers better ride and handling, the 2.2L 150-hp i-DTEC diesel engine gets improved fuel-economy and emissions. Also available is the 180-hp Type S model with bespoke interior and exterior styling. Read more and see some great pics here. Until we get the Accord wagon over this side of the Atlantic stop in to DCH Gardena Honda today to see the 2011 Accord line and experience for your self, The One!

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As most everyone knows, some football games were played this last weekend! Here at DCH Gardena Honda we were busy "Delivering Customer Happiness" so we arent sure who will be going to the big game but we do know there are two weeks until it happens! If you are looking for something fun to watch THIS weekend Honda has something for you. In conjunction with the NHL All-Star game this weekend will see the Honda NHL SuperSkills Competition! Thats right, the NHL's best 42 All-Stars and 12 selected rookies will participate in six events including: Fastest Skater, Breakaway Challenge, Accuracy Shooting, The Skills Challenge Relay, The Hardest Shot and the Elimination Challenge. Thanks to the kind folks at Honda, there will indeed be something to watch this weekend! Or better yet, you could just come into DCH Gardena Honda and get yourself a new Honda for the trip to that Super Bowl party NEXT weekend! :)

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No, not throws 'a Fit', more INTO the Fit! The Fit is our favorite lil pocket rocket here at DCH Gardena Honda and its just got even better for 2011! Although it was named to Car and Drivers 10 Best list for its fifth year in a a row you know Honda doesn't let the grass grow under their trophies, they go out and earn more! For the 2011 model year the Fit line now includes Honda’s advanced Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) setup, which is now standard on the complete Fit lineup. The system automatically regulates the engine’s output and selectively applies the brakes to help stabilize the Fit during cornering, and it assists the driver in maintaining traction on slippery surfaces, too. Also now standard on the base Fit are up-level amenities like cruise control, remote entry and a USB audio port. Drivers can choose from four new exterior colors, including Alabaster Silver Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Celestial Blue Metallic and Vortex Blue Pearl. The '11 Fit line is arriving daily at DCH Gardena Honda so stopn in today and throw your own Fit until you get one! :)

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The Accord has always been one of our favorites here at DCH Gardena Honda and it continues to be a favorite of the NHTSA also! The Accord Sedan just earned a 5-star safety rating in each of the NHTSA's combined safety rating categories. And that is quite an achievement, especially since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established new, more stringent NCAP standards.This doesn't come as a surprise to us as we know  Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone—that means crash protection not only for our own drivers and passengers, but also for the occupants of other vehicles, and injury mitigation for pedestrians.Learn more about Honda safety, drive the new Accord or even take home your own new Honda today at DCH Gardena Honda! Read more here.

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Around DCH Gardena Honda there are many of us followers of motor-sports, especially those that Honda participates in! In the winter off season there isnt much in the way of racing to watch except the Dakar Rally down in South America, and what a race it is! 16 days of men and machine racing through some of the most punishing environments found in the world. Honda of Europe rider Quinn Cody is one of our favorites and he is doing awesome so far! His 14th place finish yesterday bumped him up to 8th overall and his Honda is performing flawlessly, as a Honda should! We keep up with his progress on his sponsor's facebook page so it looks like we are working! Check it out here, and see his website for more about Quinn here! Follow the Dakar RAlly on the main website here, its chock full of great info and some really stunning pics from the race!

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The Internet has been quite literally ablaze with rumor and speculation about the new 2012 Honda Civic. Of course we at DCH Gardena Honda are huge fans so we streamed it online LIVE while working (really hard we swear boss!) just so we could be among the first 'in the know'! The looks are indeed stunning and the list of improvements/additions is amazing. While there is way too much for this lil ole blog here are a few highlights: "As a new interpretation of the current Civic's iconic "one-motion" mono-form shape, the upcoming, ninth-generation Civic conveys a more substantial, high-energy appearance." "The Civic's family of engines with "intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®) technology become even more fuel efficient for 2012." "All 2012 Civics are equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) as standard equipment" Another really exciting bit was the announcement that 'most' of the Civic line will "receive Honda Eco Assist™ technology, already available in the CR-Z and Insight hybrids. The 2012 Civic is the first U.S. Honda model to employ Eco Assist technology in a gasoline-only powered vehicle."
The new 2012 Honda Civic line will begin to arrive here at DCH Gardena Honda by late April, to be notified with availability and pricing updates simply email us to get on our interest list at: no1HondaGuy@hotmail.com and we will keep you up to date! Read more at the Honda Media Center here and see some great pics from the floor of the Detroit Auto Show here.

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The Accord CrossTour has been a pretty big hit around DCH Gardena Honda and we like it a bunch! At this next weeks Detroit Auto Show Honda will officially announce the one improvement/modification that we have been thinking would make the line really soar, a 4 cylinder option! Yup, as of mid-summer we will be seeing the CrossTour in FWD 4 Cyl models! We cant wait to get 'em but if you 'cant wait' for your Cross Tour stop in to DCH Gardena Honda today and get yours now!

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